Dr. Richard Portalupi, DDS

Dr. Richard Portalupi, DDS

Orthodontics  |  
Insurances Accepted

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Dr. Richard Portalupi grew up in the small lumber town of Arcata on the northern California coast. He attended the University of Santa Clara for his bachelor's degree. From there, he proceeded to dental school at the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry in San Francisco, and earned his Doctorate of Dental Surgery. While serving as a part-time clinical instructor at the TMJ clinic of the University of California-San Francisco Dental School, Dr. Portalupi developed an interest in orthodontics and decided to return to school for specialty training. In 1989 he graduated from the University of the Pacific Dental School with an orthodontic specialty certificate and a Master of Science degree. While at UOP, Dr. Portalupi received the Frederick West Leadership Award. Dr. Portalupi continues to pursue excellence in orthodontics through continuing education.

Creekside Orthodontics

2070 Peabody Rd Ste 700

Vacaville, CA 95687
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Accepted insurance

  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.

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Care Philosophy

At Creekside Orthodontics, conveniently located in Vacaville, California, we are highly trained and experienced, which is just the beginning of what our office has to offer. We understand how important a straight, beautiful smile is.
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Practice Areas

  • Orthodontics

Conditions Treated

  • Crooked Teeth
  • Crossbite
  • Dental Crowding
  • Dental Disorders
  • Dental Spacing
  • Gaps Between Teeth
  • Grinding of Teeth
  • Malocclusion (Bad Bite)
  • Misaligned Teeth
  • Open Bite
  • Orthodontic Disorders
  • Overbite
  • Overjet
  • Protruding Front Teeth
  • Thumb Sucking
  • Underbite


  • AcceleDent™ System
  • In-Ovation® System Braces
  • Invisalign Teen®
  • Invisalign®
  • i-CAT® 3D Dental Imaging

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • University Of Santa Clara
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • University of California-San Francisco Medical Center
    Medical School | Graduated

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

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Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Portalupi's Performance
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  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
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